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Titling Fiction

Hey, gang!

I'm stuck on the title of a short story and I'm curious, do any of you have unusual ways of generating titles for your stories?

What are some of the things you keep in mind while choosing your title? What's important to you?

I may use some of your responses in Packing Heat if I get enough ideas to carry a whole episode :-)

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jordan_c_price
May. 7th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
What I love about all the titles you mention is that they're entirely different from absolutely everything else out there. It was a revelation I had this year, that I can't name a story something like Secrets and expect it to stand out from the crowd in any way. I think, using that epiphany, I came out with better titles for stories like Spanish Fly Guy, and Moolah and Moonshine.
sarahblack5
May. 7th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
that's exactly right- Spanish Fly Guy and Moolah and Moonshine are such fun titles to say, great sounds and rhythms. You can't help but smile when you say it. I suspect real wordies love a good title more than the blurb or the cover

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